Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 9:30 AM
All families in the parish are invited to attend and children are encouraged to participate in the first session of Breaking Open the Word this year.
BLESSING OF EXPECTANT PARENTS
Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 9:30 AM
Sponsored by the Family Life Committee, parishioners who are expecting or adopting a child are welcomed to receive a blessing and a crib medallion. Please call the Parish Office with your name and phone number no later than Thursday, October 1st.
PENNIES FOR LIFE
Sunday, October 1, 2017
The Respect Life Committee invites everyone to take home a canister to collect pennies for babies. You may return your filled canister to the Parish Office anytime. Thank you for your support of our parish pro-life activities.
Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 3:00 PM
Parishioners who are ill or frail, and those entering the hospital or having surgery are encouraged to celebrate and receive the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick on this special afternoon.
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 4:00 PM
Outdoor Shrine Area
All parish pets are welcomed with their owners to receive a blessing as we commemorate St. Francis of Assisi. A special memento will be given to our pets to show them how much we love them!
Friday, October 6, 2017 at 7:00 PM
The Nocturnal Adoration Society conducts Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at 7:00 PM in the church. A Holy Hour will begin at 8:00 PM and conclude with benediction. All are invited to spend time before the Blessed Sacrament.
Friday, October 6, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Sponsored by the Home Academy Association all are welcomed to this fourth annual festive night of delicious bratwurst, hot dogs and burgers, salads and much more as we celebrate this annual Autumn Festival! LIVE music by the "Plain Jane Band" featuring the classics of the 70's, 80's and the sounds of today! Domestic and beers, choice wines and favorite soft drinks will be available for purchase. Admission: $25.00 adults only. Tickets are now on sale in the Parish Office and available for purchase after the Masses the weekend of September 30th/October 1st in the Gathering Space.
ARTS & CRAFT SALE
Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 9:00 AM
Bishop Chappetto Hall
Featuring beautifully hand crafted holiday decorations, unique gifts and hard to find items, the Arts and Crafts Group in the parish welcome everyone to come, browse and shop just in time for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas!
ARISE: TOGETHER IN CHRIST
Week of October 8th, 2017
This week we begin a special evangelization effort inviting practicing Catholics, inactive Catholics and inquirers to come together with a purpose to live the Word of God actively and sincerely each day. Gathering in small faith groups for the next six weeks, it is a wonderful opportunity to meet new friends and sustain the spiritual bonds with each other as a parish family.
CATCHING FIRE BECOMING FLAME
Thursdays, October 12th and 19th, 2017 at 9:45 AM
Parish Meeting Room
This amazing two part DVD series sponsored by the Spirituality Committee about spiritual transformation offers to viewers to take time to learn from Father Albert Haase, OFM about the spark of God in your life and how to fan the flame of faith and stay on fire in your relationship with God! Invite other parishioners and friends to come on this spiritual journey with you! No registration is required.
Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 12 Noon
Join us in a world-wide Public Square Rosary Rally when we will pray the rosary in front of the school on Union Turnpike at 12 Noon. Everyone is invited to bring their rosary beads and pray through the intercession of Our Lady of Fatima for repentance and conversion of souls.
ROSARY SOCIETY COMMUNION MASS & LUNCHEON
Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 11:00 AM
A Rededication ceremony for all Rosarians will take place at Mass and following Mass, a delicious lunch will be offered at Trattoria Lucia in Bellerose. Ms. Maria-Pia Negro Chin, Associate Editor at Maryknoll Magazine, will speak about "Jesus and the Catholic Journalist." All Rosarians and ladies are invited and the cost is $30.00 per person. Yellow registration forms are in the Gathering Space. Please return your form and payment in the collection or at the Parish Office.
SCRIPTURAL LIVING ROSARY
Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 2:00 PM
All are welcomed to this special afternoon of prayer in honor of Our Lady of the Rosary. Sponsored by the San Roque Devotional Group, please join in the recitation and reflections on the mysteries of the Rosary. A reception will follow in Bishop Chappetto Hall.
Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 9:00 AM
The Filipino-American Community welcomes all eligible and new donors to donate blood and not pass up the opportunity to give the Gift of Life to someone who relies on such a donation.
BISHOP CHAPPETTO HALL DEDICATION
Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 5:00 PM
The former Green Room will be blessed on Saturday, October 28th following the 5:00 PM Mass and renamed "Bishop Chappetto Hall." We are most happy Bishop Ray will be present to celebrate the Mass and afterwards to bless the Hall. All are welcomed to attend and share in the festivities with light refreshments.
Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 3:00 PM
The OLS Himig at Alay Music Ministry along with the OLS Adult Choir welcomes The Filipino Arts and Music Ensemble (FAME), a group of musicians (called a rondalla) with stringed instruments including the octavino and banderia played by adults and children capturing traditional Filipino music and some contemporary songs. All are invited to hear this talented stringed orchestra along with the Himig at Alay Music Ministry and our own parish choir. They will perform the beautiful music of "Misa Criolla." Tickets are only $10.00 per person and are now available in the Parish Office. Hospitality in the White Room will follow the performance. Tickets will also be sold following the Masses the weekend of October 21st/22nd.